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Growing shallots yourself with fast results? Then use shallot sets!
By using shallot sets instead of seeds, you start with a big head start. After 5-6 months you can start harvesting shallots already. Make sure to dry the shallots well so that you can store the shallots for a longer period of time.
Growing shallot sets
Use shallot sets to quickly grow and harvest your own shallots. After 5-6 months you can already start harvesting your shallots. Let the shallots dry well in the sun so that you can store the shallots for a long time.
With shallot sets you can choose from different colors of shallots: red or yellow shallots.
Keep shallot sets in a dry, cool and dark place until planting.
When to plant shallot sets?
Plant shallots planted directly in the garden from February to April. Choose a sunny and warm location where the soil does not get too wet.
How do you plant shallot sets?
Plant the shallot sets approximately 2.5 to 5 cm deep in rows with a mutual planting distance of 10 cm and 25 cm between the rows. Make sure that the shallot plants receive sufficient water for the first few weeks so that the shallot plants can root well.
Fertilize shallot sets?
Fertilize shallot plants only with potassium-rich and low-nitrogen fertilizer. This ensures a better resistance and durability of the shallot sets.
Do not use nitrogen-rich manure such as compost, farmyard manure or cow manure pellets, this will do more harm than good. A lot of nitrogen provides a lot of leaves, which is a shame. If necessary, place insect mesh over the shallots so that the birds cannot reach them.
When to harvest shallot sets?
The shallots can be harvested from July to August. After harvesting, you need to let shallots dry well, this will take about 4 weeks. Tie and / or twist the shallot leaves together and dry the shallots hanging. After 4 weeks, the tops and roots can be removed and the shallots can be stored in a cool and dark place.